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    Hi, I'm new to the discussions. I've been quilting for about 3 years and have a passion for hand applique (needle turn) and piecing complicated stars.
    I'm crazy about bright colors, jewel tones, and batiks.
    Also like to piece miniatures.

    BUT I need a quilt carrying bag for my big quilts so I can take them to show and tell at the guild. I have seen one with long wooden handles that looks perfect but I could use a pattern. Any suggestions??

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblefingers
    Hi, I'm new to the discussions. I've been quilting for about 3 years and have a passion for hand applique (needle turn) and piecing complicated stars.
    I'm crazy about bright colors, jewel tones, and batiks.
    Also like to piece miniatures.

    BUT I need a quilt carrying bag for my big quilts so I can take them to show and tell at the guild. I have seen one with long wooden handles that looks perfect but I could use a pattern. Any suggestions??
    I don't have a pattern. But if all else fails...you can go to Walmart and buy these huge huge ziploc bags. They are usually found over by the vacuum cleaner bags OR on the bottom shelf where the ziplock bags are. These bags are big enough that you can carry a finished quilt in them. If I remember correctly there is maybe 7 or 8 bags in the box for like $5 or $6.
    I hope that you do find what your looking for. And welcome to the board from Oregon. :)

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    Hello and Welcome to the board :D:D:D

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    Now is when you make a big , pretty tote bag, and have straps attached to dowel rods. Sort of like a huge casserole tote. Oh, asnd welcome, too, from Ky.!!

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    My mom made this bag for me two yrs ago. It is called a carpet bag. It can hold 5 quilts or what ever else you want to carry. When she made the bag my dad was throwing out a broom that broke. She used the broom for the handles.Not sure about the pattern will need to ask her.
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    I don't know how young you are, but if you're older, you might want to try one of the rolling things they have available so you're not lugging it all over heck and gone.

    I've been to a few quilt shows where you got tired walking around empty handed, let alone lugging a heavy quilt or two.

    That said, Babycakes, I love your mom's tote.

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    There is a great quilt tote pattern in a Georgia Bonesteel book--think it is More Lap Quilting, but not positive....have all my books piled up while i re-do the sewing room....
    I have made one. it holds all your stuff, including a ruler...

    http://www.creativequiltkits.com/urb...g-studios.html

    Or a free one here:

    http://sentimentalstitches.net/free-...uilt-patterns/

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    I have 3 Georgia Bonesteel books - I'll check them. I'd rather not go with plastic. But I love the one Babycakes' Mother made for her - the one I've seen that I like is very similar except the wood handles go all the way through tabs at the top. I will also check the websites supplied by Okiepastor. So much help. Thank you.

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    Hello, welcome and happy quilting from Germany!

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    Welcome from Michigan.:)

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    Hello, and another Michigan welcome!

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    Hi. Welcome from Virginia!!
    When I first joined a quilt group in Las Vegas, they were making this quilt bag. I love it!! Carries an awful lot and has plenty of pocket space. Holds a 12x18 cutting board along with rulers, books, thread, pin cushion, a couple of quilts, etc. I used packaged binding for the pocket edges (instead of turning hems) and all around the bag. Less expensive to make your own. Also, I put velcro on one side of the dowel closure so that I could take them out to wash it. Also came in handy when my son's dog thought the handles were a chew toy!!! It is made with the prequilted fabric, but you could make your own fabric, then cut it out! Hope this helps!!

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    ps. The 7" cut is the piece that goes all around the bag to make the bottom and sides. Of course, I got carried away and used what was left of the fabric, about 10", so it could even carry my machine!!

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    Thanks to Krafty14 for the pattern, I'm going to try to make this soon.

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    I have found two patterns:

    They are called log carriers, but I have seen these in use for carrying multiple quilts.

    One is on the JoAnns website in their pattern section.

    The other is on the Bernina website.

    These are both free patterns. The JoAnns one is very simple, while the Bernina one is a little more involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblefingers
    Hi, I'm new to the discussions. I've been quilting for about 3 years and have a passion for hand applique (needle turn) and piecing complicated stars.
    I'm crazy about bright colors, jewel tones, and batiks.
    Also like to piece miniatures.

    BUT I need a quilt carrying bag for my big quilts so I can take them to show and tell at the guild. I have seen one with long wooden handles that looks perfect but I could use a pattern. Any suggestions??
    Go to Goodwill - find two quilted pillowshams. Sew them together on three sides and add a carrying strap. Makes a perfect quilt carrier.

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    Welcome from sunny Deltona , Florida
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    Hello from Central PA. Can't help you with the pattern but I see there are some great ones on this thread.

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    welcome from se TX

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    Hi! Welcome from Kansas. I'm making my DD a big tote that's about 21" by 18" tall. I got the pattern free from 3 creative studios.

    www.3creativestudios.com

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    Sorry, it posted twice.

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    Hello from Arizona.

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